Canada | Manitoba issues budget 2022/23

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14 Apr 2022
Subject Tax Alert
Categories Corporate Tax
Jurisdictions Canada

Executive summary

On 12 April 2022, Manitoba Finance Minister Cameron Friesen tabled the province’s fiscal 2022/23 budget. The budget contains several tax measures affecting individuals and corporations.

The Minister anticipates a deficit of CA$1.39 billion1 for 2021/22 and projects a deficit of $548 million for the 2022/23 year.

The following is a brief summary of the key tax measures.

Detailed discussion

Business tax measures
Corporate tax rates

No changes are proposed to the corporate tax rates or the $500,000 small-business limit.

Manitoba’s (MB) 2022 corporate income tax rates are summarized in Table A.

Table A – 2022 corporate income tax rates*


Federal and MB combined

Small-business tax rate** 0% 9%
General corporate tax rate** *** 12% 27%

* Rates represent calendar-year rates.

** The 2021 federal budget proposed to temporarily reduce the federal corporate income tax rate for qualifying zero-emission technology manufacturers by 50% (i.e., to 7.5% for eligible income otherwise subject to the 15% general corporate income tax rate or 4.5% for eligible income otherwise subject to the 9% small-business corporate income tax rate), applicable for taxation years beginning after 2021. The reduced tax rates are proposed to be gradually phased out for taxation years beginning in 2029 and fully phased out for taxation years beginning after 2031.

*** The 2022 federal budget proposed an additional tax on banks and life insurers. See EY Global Tax Alert, Canada’s Federal Budget 2022/23 focuses on growing a more resilient economy, dated 11 April 2022 for details.

Other business tax measures

The Minister also proposed the following business tax measures:

  • Extensions to various tax credits:
    • The Community Enterprise Development Tax Credit, previously set to expire on 31 December 2022, has been made permanent.
    • The Small Business Venture Capital Tax Credit, previously set to expire on 31 December 2022, has been made permanent.

Personal tax

Personal income tax rates

The budget does not include any changes to personal income tax rates.

The 2022 Manitoba personal income tax rates are summarized in Table B.

Table B – 2022 Manitoba income personal tax rates

First bracket rate Second bracket rate Third bracket rate
$0 to $34,431 $34,432 to $74,416 Above $74,416
10.80% 12.75% 17.40%

For taxable income in excess of $100,392, the 2022 combined federal-Manitoba personal income tax rates are outlined in Table C.

Table C – Combined 2022 federal and Manitoba personal income tax rates

Bracket Ordinary income* Eligible dividends Non-eligible dividends
$100,393 to $155,625 43.40% 28.12% 38.62%
$155,626 to $221,708** 46.78% 32.79% 42.51%
Above $221,708 50.40% 37.78% 46.67%

* The rate on capital gains is one-half the ordinary income tax rate.

** The federal basic personal amount comprises two elements: the base amount ($12,719 for 2022) and an additional amount ($1,679 for 2022). The additional amount is reduced for individuals with net income in excess of $155,625 and is fully eliminated for individuals with net income in excess of $221,708. Consequently, the additional amount is clawed back on net income in excess of $155,625 until the additional tax credit of $252 is eliminated; this results in additional federal income tax (e.g., 0.38% on ordinary income) on net income between $155,626 and $221,708.

Personal tax credits

This budget proposes changes to the following personal credits/amounts:

Basic personal amount

  • Effective for the 2022 tax year, the basic personal amount will be increased from $9,936 to $10,145.

Other tax measures

Education Property Tax Rebate
  • The Education Property Tax Rebate on residential and farm properties will increase to 37.5% in 2022 and 50% in 2023.

  • Other property owners, including railway, businesses and industrial, will continue to receive 10% rebates in both 2022 and 2023, consistent with 2021.

  • Other education property tax credits/rebates, such as the Education Property Tax Credit/Advance, the Seniors Education Property Tax Credit, the Seniors School Tax Rebate and Farmland School Tax Rebate, may also be available to Manitoba resident property owners, depending on the type of property they own.

Residential Renters Tax Credit

Effective for the 2022 taxation year for renters of residential properties, the renters’ component of the Education Property Tax Credit will become the Residential Renters Tax Credit. Some of the key elements of the new credit are as follows:

  • The annual maximum amount will be fixed at $525.
  • It will be calculated using a fixed monthly maximum claim amount per each month renting and will not be subject to an income test.
  • New eligibility — Manitobans who live in social housing or receive non-Employment and Income Assistance Rent Assist will now be eligible for this credit.
Health and post-secondary education tax levy

The exemption threshold is raised from $1.75 million to $2.0 million of annual remuneration effective as of 1 January 2023. The threshold below which employers pay a reduced rate is also raised from $3.5 million to $4.0 million.

Fuel tax

Effective 1 May 2022, fuel tax does not apply to fuel consumed in operating off-road peat harvesting equipment.

Administrative tax measures
  • Tax on split income – A minor change will be made to provide clarity regarding how federal provisions respecting the tax on split income are to apply to individuals in Manitoba.

  • Research and development tax credit – The extended filing deadlines made by order under the Income Tax Act (Canada) in response to COVID-19 will be adopted.

  • Statutory limitations – A statute of limitations will be established for audits and requests for change by taxpayers on taxes collected and administered by Manitoba Finance.

  • Film and video production tax credit – Provided that proper documentation is submitted, film producers will be able to get advance credits prior to the completion of a film.

  • Tax credit validation – The Manitoba government will enter into an extended service agreement with the Canada Revenue Agency to perform a more thorough validation of Manitoba tax credits.


For additional information with respect to this Alert, please contact the following:

Ernst & Young LLP (Canada), Winnipeg
  • Jason Burbank
  • James Jaworsky
  • Nina Pekach
  • Matthew Lapka

For a full listing of contacts and email addresses, please click on the Tax News Update: Global Edition (GTNU) version of this Alert.